CRIR-INLB Scientific Conference: Aaron Johnson, Ph. D. | October 19, 2022

When: 19 October 2022 12:10 to 19 October 2022 13:00

Where: Conference via Zoom | Registration required to obtain the connection link :

The team of the CRIR-Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB) of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre invites you to participate in this scientific conference midi:

“Impact de la luminance et de la couleur sur la lecture chez les usagers malvoyants”.


October 19, 2022, 12:10-1:00 p.m. | via ZOOM

  • Conference in English with simultaneous interpretation in French
  • Free conference, but registration required



Reading is an essential component of daily life and is often the most difficult task faced by people with low vision. While magnification and font size have been shown to improve reading speed for people with low vision, there is less evidence for the role of color and lighting in facilitating reading. The purpose of this talk is to present recent research conducted in Professor Johnson’s laboratory on the effects of color, lighting, and type size on reading. In addition, he will compare the effectiveness of new assistive technology devices that can be used in the low vision rehabilitation setting to determine the optimal color and lighting to facilitate reading.



Aaron Johnson, Ph. D.

Aaron Johnson received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2002 and then joined McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow in the Vision Research Unit. Since 2006, he has been a professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, where he directs the Concordia Vision Labs.

He is a researcher at the CRIR-Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre of the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, and at the CRIR-Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre. He is also director of the Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation Axis of the Vision Health Research Network.


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